Course Description: Feeding is the most complex task we ask of infants, even full-term healthy infants. There are often many hurdles that mother-baby dyads encounter when learning to successfully breast and/or bottle feed. This talk will discuss the increase in diagnosis of lip and/or tongue tie, the classifications of each, as well as the implications and treatment for successful feeding.
Target Audience: OT, SLP, PT, RN, and Neonatal professionals
- Define characteristics of lip and tongue ties.
- Identify levels of lip and tongue ties in infants.
- Describe difficulties associated with lip and tongue ties in breastfed infants.
- Compare treatment options and outcomes for lip and tongue ties.
Instructional Method: Recorded webinar with handouts. Learning assessment and course evaluation follow course.
Course Completion Requirements: The learner must view the entire webinar, complete the course evaluation and complete the post webinar learning assessment with at least 80% to receive education credit. Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Following completion of this course physical therapists, nurses and other disciplines will receive a certificate of completion and a zip file containing information necessary to submit to their individual state for education credit. Zip file will include course bibliography. Physical therapists are responsible for knowing and adhering to their state’s deadlines, rules and regulations.
Speaker Bio: Amber Valentine Forston, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Kentucky with her MS in Communication Disorders. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Neonatal Therapist. She worked for Baptist Health Systems, Inc for 8 years before moving to Florida where she worked for Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital and Mayo Florida. She is now back in Kentucky working for Baptist Health Lexington. She has experience in adults and pediatrics with feeding and swallowing difficulties including: bedside swallow evaluations, Modified Barium Swallow studies, FEES, and pediatric feeding evaluations including NICU. She has provided guest lectures for the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville on feeding and swallowing topics. She has presented at the hospital level, local, state, national, and international levels on pediatric feeding/swallowing and breastfeeding.
Amber Valentine Forston MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT
Financial Disclosures: Receives a salary for employment at Baptist Health Lexington.
Nonfinancial disclosures: No relevant disclosures.
Conflict of Interest: There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content for this activity.
0-5 min: Introduction to oral restrictions
5-15 min: Classes/types of oral restrictions
15-40 min: Signs and symptoms of feeding difficulties
40-60 min: Treatment options for oral restrictions and feeding
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Continuing Education Information
AOTA CEUs: National Association of Neonatal Therapists® (NANT) is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. This Distance-Learning Independent Course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
ASHA CEUs: Learners must complete the entire course in order to receive ASHA CEUs. No partial credit awarded. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
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PT CE Credit:
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider 2501058TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. 1.0 CCUs offered.
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
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